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ctsanders
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Partner at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
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kapilmalik1983Can we use SAN storage with VMWare, Citrix and Hyper-V as well? more »
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ctsandersSorry for the delay, of course you can, the systems are based on this... more »
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ctsandersOne thing to note, since IPv6 is such a major push, we noticed the versions... more »
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Nabil ZahidHello, A statement in your comparaison is wrong. Hyper-V 2 (AKA 2008R2 SP1)... more »
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ctsandersThat statement was from Dec 26, 2012, we found there to be problems when we... more »
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FrancisMHi, We are users of VMware vSphere 5 and has recently upgrade to 5.1. We... more »
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ctsandersAs far as Hyper-V clustering, it seems we have found that when the clustering... more »
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FrancisMHi Todd, Thank you for answering my questions. From what you have said, it... more »
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Trevor GankarchThe third party access from outside most predominantly,the hackers of some... more »
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ctsanders@Francis, I have not seen or heard about a web client in the making with... more »
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Kevin SpittleI was looking for a Hypervisor to run three Windows servers in a small... more »
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ctsandersI would agree with you Kevin, Citrix does give the user (SMB) the ability to... more »
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Michael NebarakovGood day. Kevin, can you explain what exactly free VMware product you used? I... more »
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ctsandersSorry about that, the Citrix reinstatement fee is charged every year and not... more »
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FrancisMHi Todd, Thanks again for the comment. I didn't know about VMware... more »
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Trevor GankarchCan I have a free Sample of Citrix? I mean the software? more »
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ctsanders@Trevor, Yes, you can download it for free -... more »
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ctsandersSorry about that, just make sure ipv6 network are allowed to traverse the... more »
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ctsandersOne thing about the comment made earlier about PFSense, we have found that it... more »
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kapilmalik1983@ctsanders...........did you buy license for PFsense or are you using trial... more »
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ctsandersPFSense provides opensource licenses - https://www.pfsense.org/ I am not... more »
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ctsandersAlso, there have been reported issues with the vmware ESXi 5.5 installation... more »
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ctsandersBy the way, we have installed and configured Hyper-V 2012 RC2 with the latest... more »
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ctsandersSorry about that, it should say - "over the web through an IPv6 SSL AES256... more »
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ctsandersI left this patch out as well - ESXi550-201404001 This is the last one of... more »
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HorakMy 5 cents: I have worked with all of these VM solutions + others as... more »
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ctsanders@Horak, I would have to disagree with the statement about which one is... more »
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Dan WithrowCitrix XenServer 6.2 is freely available at http://www.xenserver.org; and it... more »
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Horak@ctsanders Overhead costs (direct labor) is an integral part of TCO... And... more »
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ctsandersCitrix Xenserver 6.2 is free but it does not give you the ability to take... more »
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Dan Withrow@CTSanders I am not sure what you mean by the VDI feature set for XenServer... more »
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Russell StoebeAll the comments on VDI VMware has Horizon 6 that is vast improvement. The... more »
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Anthony Renner-Micah LMIS, MBA, ITIL V3®, C|EH, CCP-N, CCAOne important comment to make regarding Citrix is that they have a wide... more »
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kapilmalik1983So, if you were asked to choose one out of VMware, Citrix and MS Hyper-V... more »
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ctsanders@Dan, Out of all the things that I named, you picked the one thing that... more »
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ctsanders@kapilmalik1983, If I were to look at the three virtalization solutions... more »
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Dan GillmanAll the details and sales hype aside. I think you will find you VMWARE to be... more »
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reviewer82623We are using vmware for server virtualization from almost 5 years and found... more »
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Dan Gillman@ctsanders. I never said free or suggested to run on bogus licenses. I... more »
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Dan Gillman@ kapilmalik1983 My decision was budget based and VMWARE won hands down. ... more »
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ctsanders@Dan Gilman, The comments I made were directed at Dan Withrow and not Dan... more »
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Dan Gillman@ctsanders. I am always amused at what people say when they are corrected.... more »
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ctsanders@Dan, That was the whole point to help others but you responded to... more »
Infrastructure Expert at a government with 500-5000 employees
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PatrikIf paying for support is an issue then u can try to use... more »
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kapilmalik1983As far as product is concerned, I believe that RHEV is best virtualization in... more »
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ctsandersInteresting comment kapilmalik1983. I am curious what makes it better, I... more »
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Wojciech Giel RHEV is nice solution to play with(just to play). Is it enterprise ready?... more »
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FrancisMI've been a VMware vSphere 5 and now 5.1 administrator for the last 3 years... more »
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Noel M 8 vcpu(s) sounds poor for Vmware although maybe its mainly Windows... more »
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ctsandersI think that is a Windows limitation: Per Physical ESXi Host VMware... more »
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FrancisMHi Noel, Thanks for your inputs. I have to check the exact number, but... more »
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FrancisMHi Todd, Thanks also for the figures. Yes, they did update the core counts... more »
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Noel MHi Francis, My impression of RHEV is that main deficits are at the... more »
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reviewer123510Well said, Noel. RHEV is for Linux capable IT staffs. The costs of VMware... more »
System Architect at a manufacturing company with 500-5000 employees
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kapilmalik1983What is license cost for Hyper-V? is there limit of nodes that can be built... more »
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Antone HeywardIf your just looking at virtualization licensing cost with hyper-v 2012 it's... more »
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kapilmalik1983How many hosts/nodes can be created using free version of Hyper-V? more »
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Antone HeywardThere is no limit that I know of but you can only manage from powershell to... more »
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Ajendra DiwakarI tend to disagree with the assumption that Hyper-V is complex to setup in... more »
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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®Hello All, I will add to Ajendra's comment. It is true that Hyper-V is... more »
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Antone HeywardThanks for the feedback guys but please don't take what I wrote out of... more »
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Chris Condon
Real User
Engineer at a local government with 500-5000 employees
Jun 16 2014
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tina5gigaWhat businesses need is a product that performs well and delivers its promise... more »
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kapilmalik1983Thanks for the lovely review. Could you please share whether you have used... more »
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tina5gigaWith all the cons you have listed, I definitely must avoid this product,... more »
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Chris CondonWe used HP hardware, not provided by Oracle but in their compatibility... more »
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Michele Sinclair, MBABefore Oracle bought Virtual Iron (Oracle's virtualization product), Virtual... more »
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kapilmalik1983I have used VMWare for virtualization. And I really feel that it is best for... more »
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Fábio Rabelo
Real User
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 1-500 employees
Jul 08 2014
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ctsandersInteresting, does Proxmox VE give you the capability of delivering VDI... more »
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Fábio RabeloIn the VDI front, it have SPICE fully implemented and it is working, but, as... more »
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ctsandersOk, I have done my analysis of the product. I am enjoying using the... more »
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ctsanders→ From a security perspective, the system does not come with iptables... more »
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Russell StoebeIf you want a Linux based solution with better VM support and management Red... more »
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ctsandersSorry about that, there is a way to configure a teamed connection, it is... more »
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Md. Shams SultanWith live migration, there is no downtime when any node needs service or... more »
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Fábio RabeloI believe this bond "issue" was a design choice . There are a forum where... more »
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Henry
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ctsandersI think I would like a better integration with SSD/MLC HDD where we see the... more »
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tina5gigaHi Henry Could you elaborate on what makes the 5th version vSphere much... more »
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kapilmalik1983Could you also share advantages as well as disadvantages you have faced in... more »
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Alin RaduIn the following lines, you can see few of the new features added in VMware... more »
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HenrySaluting Alin, We're in the [process of upgrade to vSphere 5.5 which bring... more »
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jagdish nepalThere are more features on the web based panel than in exe mode. One should... more »
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Earl Gay
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Engineer at a insurance company with 5000+ employees
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kleegeekExcellent write up! I love vSphere 5.1! Everyone - make sure to update to... more »
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tina5gigaUpdates always come with better features and bug fixes, hence the reason it... more »
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kapilmalik1983Can we migrate VM machines using vsphere? more »
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Tim GoeddeAny of the levels of vSphere will give you the tools to migrate, yes. This... more »
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kapilmalik1983That's nice to know that using vSphere, we can even migrate datastore to... more »
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reviewer139530One thing I am looking forward to in my upgrade from 5.1 to 5.,5 is the... more »
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reviewer139530Has anyone had any angst when moving from the vSphere client in 5.1 to the... more »
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Server Virtualization Software questions
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 25 2014
6 answers
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Varadarajan NarayananYes. I would be glad to help! Let me know what is needed. more »
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Bob McGrathFor evaluation purposes, the following is... more »
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David TanDifferent virtualization vendors have different ways of evaluation criteria.... more »
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Michael PerryNo - based on consultant advice and trade reports, went with VMware without... more »
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M.TesfayeI do not have a written "Evaluation criteria for virtualization". My... more »
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Tim GoeddeThe best answer I can give as to an Evaluation Criteria Matrix is to know... more »
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Hadas Bergman
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Community Manager
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Mar 31 2014
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maurizio cuccoHi all, I guess we are at a cornerstone right now, with the chance to... more »
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Hadas Bergman
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Apr 07 2014
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Nabil ZahidVMware vs Hyper-V ? Both are good, both do exactly what they say they're able... more »
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Varadarajan NarayananNeither. I would recommend avoiding lock in and go for KVM or Xen. more »
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muralirI have worked closely with both engineering teams. If majority of... more »
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Tim LinerudVMware any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Much more mature product,... more »
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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®Well Hyper-V Vs. VMware, the giant hypervisor in the market. Both are good,... more »
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Antone HeywardIt really depends on how you plan to use virtualization and what OSes you... more »
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citrixen6543Hyper-V Nick Prignano more »
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Andy BrauerHyper-V on Server 2012 works well, earlier versions were pretty... more »
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reviewer88242I have only used Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 for production, and... more »
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Tim GoeddeI have most experience with VMware, and have not worked with Microsoft 2012... more »
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kapilmalik1983Hyper-V and VMWare, both are giant in virtualization market. Both has scaling... more »
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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®@kapilmalik1983 Please note that Hyper-V works very well with EMC too. EMC... more »
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David TanHyper V 2012 and VMware both have fantastic product developments. I... more »
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kranthi kumarThere is no comparison between Hyper-V and VMware. I had personally seen the... more »
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Daniel ZeldisHaving worked with bot Hyper-V and VMware, I think comparing on features is... more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Senior Community Manager
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Jun 08 2014
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Rusty IsaacScalability and stability are my most important criteria. Interested to see... more »
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James Tysinger, PMPThe ability of the software to meet all business requirements. more »
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Ken WFlexibility and ease of use more »
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Youssef EL HADJ+1 for Scalability and stability and I will add that the virtualization... more »
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LoneWolfROI and scalability. more »
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Edgar Oswaldo Alvarado Valayin order to chose a Virtualization software, usually I think business first,... more »
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jagdish nepalOS and storage compatibility, scalability ease of use obiviously. But one... more »
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Phil DurbinScalability, stability, ease of deployment and straightforward operational... more »
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pigram86Scalability, usability, stability, performance. It can be either open or not.... more »
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Sven JohansenFor me personally all of the above are relevant, (except comments like... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jun 12 2014
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ctsandersThere are a number of key points, but I do think there is a website that... more »
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Peter GibsonHi, My main experience with virtualisation has been VMware... more »
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Tushar Topale ☁From the cost perspective, VMware products are relatively on a higher side.... more »
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jobin johnyThe main factor when you choosing a virtualization solution is... more »
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Mohamed Abdel RahmanIn addition to all of the above answers for performance and features it's... more »
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Md. Shams SultanI would always recommend to go with VMware virtualization more »
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Lynn RothMy experience is also with VMware (Since 3.5 I think...) I agree with most... more »
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David VanceI have used pretty much every virtualization platform at one time or another... more »
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reviewer123510Look for hidden costs. VMware is a great product, but peel back the onion. If... more »
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Daniel ZeldisI have used VMware for years, and also Hyper-V (in the last 3 years). As time... more »
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Laura DiDioThere is no doubt that VMware ESXi is a top notch product in terms of leading... more »
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Md. Shams SultanVMware does tend to be pricier than competitors more »
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NickWI've used Xen/OVM and ESXi, mostly OVM. The one project that I used ESXi for,... more »
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Paddy McDermottRequired features for HA, portability of VMs, DR Ease of Management Skills... more »
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enterpri10347Hi http://www.vmware.com/products/esxi-and-esx/compare.html Capability... more »
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reviewer107682Hi , There are two category of virtualization environment. Open source type... more »
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Sven JohansenWithout wishing to sound combative, I think you're asking the wrong question.... more »
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Guy St-JeanWe didn’t research which virtualization solution to choose. Since we mainly... more »
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raj10101I would say Citrix, because Citrix has the most development around the world. more »
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Sven JohansenCan Raj10101 actually qualify what he's saying first? Please show me some... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jun 26 2014
15 answers
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reviewer119856Hi, we have been using VMware for the past 3 years. Much to the fact that... more »
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Fábio RabeloI do neither agree nor disagree with it . The licensing system EMC uses,... more »
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Jeyendran SWe have been working with VMware vSphere for 8 years, in more then 250+ Esxi... more »
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Russell StoebeVMware is the most complete Visualization offering that is why in belongs in... more »
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Tayyab ChaudhryWe are using vCenter 5.5 Power CLI API for C# .Net to develop a customized... more »
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Md. Shams SultanMuch to the fact that it's stable, reliable, robust, secure above all... more »
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jagdish nepalEasy to configure., no need for patches like Microsoft and less dependencies... more »
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Rubens Luque Sanches Jr.I agree. VMware is a very mature technology with more than 10 years running... more »
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Dan WithrowVMWare is the grandfather of virtualization. Everyone has tried everything... more »
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reviewer123510Agreed. However, if you are looking at over ALL costs then VMware is one of... more »
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Md. Shams SultanI agree. VMware is a very mature technology with more than 10 years running... more »
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Anthony Renner-Micah LMIS, MBA, ITIL V3®, C|EH, CCP-N, CCAThe missing piece of the puzzle I can determine from all the excellent... more »
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reviewer121092Yes. Why? Because they've benefited from their learning curve advances. more »
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Laura DiDioVMware has a well earned and well deserved reputation as a leader in the... more »
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Md. Shams SultanVMware has a well earned and well deserved reputation as a leader in the... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jul 23 2014
8 answers
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Howard BergmanVmware and Citrix both do similar things. They both offer server... more »
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Kiran RaoAdding to Howard's points above, VMware uses their existing Hypervisor... more »
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Rakesh LakhaniHaven't used citrix but had been useing VMWARE , I will therefore concentrate... more »
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Durrell GrayWhich products specifically? more »
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Dan WithrowAdding to Howard's points, you can virtualize NetScaler as well. It is now... more »
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reviewer127791In short, there are so many options with each company that it is hard to... more »
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reviewer94827Sure, at a high level: VMware products allow you to set up multiple virtual... more »
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Shams-ul ArifinHi, VMware and Citrix XenServer both are Bare metal (Type1) Virtualization... more »